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Tuesday, 23 August 1983
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Question No. 28


Mr Rocher asked the Minister representing the Minister for Education and Youth Affairs, upon notice, on 3 May 1983:

(1) What amounts were expended by the Commonwealth in the academic years 1980, 1981 and 1982 under the classification 'incidental allowance' which is paid to tertiary students who qualify for the living allowance under the Tertiary Education Assistance Scheme (TEAS).

(2) What are the amounts each Australian university charges for student association fees.

(3) How many students who qualify for TEAS living allowance attended each Australian university during the same years.

(4) How many full time students attended or enrolled with each Australian university during the same years.


Mr Dawkins —The Minister for Education and Youth Affairs has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(1) The amounts estimated to have been expended are:

1980 $6.618m 1981 $6.614m 1982 $6.330m

(2) The general service fee, which includes student association fees, charged by universities for full time students for 1983 are as follows.

New Common Continuing University

student fees student

$ $ $ Sydney 194.50 . . 154.50 New South Wales 202 . . 169 Macquarie 143 . . 128 New England 193 . . 123 Newcastle 145 . . 135 Wollongong 164 . . 129 Melbourne . . 192 . . Monash . . 198 . . La Trobe 195 . . 180 Deakin . . 155 . . Queensland . . 130 . . Griffith . . 115 . . James Cook . . 125 . . Adelaide 193 . . 163 Flinders 197 . . 167 Western Australia . . 75 . . Murdoch . . 75 . . Tasmania . . 95 . . ANU 160 . . 140

(3) and (4) The following table shows full time enrolments with numbers of TEAS beneficiaries shown in brackets. Full time enrolments include enrolments in courses where TEAS is not relevant, for example higher degree courses.

UNIVERSITIES

Full Time Enrolments and TEAS Beneficiaries

Institution

1980

1981

1982

Sydney 13,857 (4,303) 13,691 (4,268) 13,887 (3,949) New South Wales 12,298 (4, 380) 12,664 (4,087) 12,049 (3,701) Macquarie 4,143 (1,391) 3,969 (1,290) 4,168 (1,339) New England 2,526 (1,252) 2,323 (1,211) 2,250 (1,103) Newcastle 2,245 ( 721) 2,121 (680) 2,177 (630) Wollongong 1,430 (547) 1,442 (500) 1,579 (491) Melbourne 11,369 (3,489) 11,499 (3,527) 11,369 (3,259) Monash 9,432 (2,686) 9, 594 (2,715) 9,811 (2,638) La Trobe 5,280 (2,391) 5,038 (2,213) 5,109 (2,113) Deakin 1,505 (694) 1,554 (683) 1,512 (642) Queensland 9,279 (3,961) 9,392 (3, 898) 9,549 (3,533) Griffith 1,563 (786) 1,619 (820) 1,588 (706) James Cook 1, 170 (525) 1,177 (478) 1,264 (713) Adelaide 6,027 (2,117) 6,166 (2,132) 6,256 (1 ,986) Flinders 2,424 (1,209) 2,337 (1,062) 2,295 (997) Western Australia 6,548 (2,391) 6,502 (2,273) 6,564 (2,163) Murdoch 1,041 (554) 1,090 (562) 1,210 (621) Tasmania 2,344 (722) 3,189 (917) 3,078 (966) ANU 3,595 (1,009) 3,565 (1,050) 3 ,609 (979)

Total 98,076 (35,128) 98,932 (34,366) 99,324 (32,529)